August 31st, 2011
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Dhoni is now Dr Dhoni

dhoni-recieves-doctrateLeicester: An honorary Doctorate of Letters India’s was awarded to Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by UK’s De Montfort University for his sporting achievements.

The Doctorate was conferred on Dhoni by the Vice Chancellor of De Montfort University, Leicester, Professor Dominic Shellard. 6,000 people were present at the function. Dhoni was awarded his honorary doctorate after the conclusion of a Twenty20 practice match against Leicestershire yesterday.

Keith Vaz, Labour MP from Leicester East said that it was a great day for Leicester. Professor Shellard, De Montfort University said he was delighted that M S Dhoni accepted an honorary Doctorate of Letters.

Keith Vaz, Labour MP from Leicester East said, ‘This was a great day for Leicester.’ Under Dhoni’s captaincy, the Indian team won in the 2007 ICC world twenty20 championships, the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank one day series and most recently the 2011 cricket world cup.  He holds records for the most catches in an innings and the longest unbeaten run as a captain. He also holds the award for the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper



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